Special Report

Metro Areas Where the Larceny-Theft Rate Is Soaring

10. Kennewick-Richland, WA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +188.0
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 5,010 – 79th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,648.2 – 55th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +314.1 – 8th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,259.8 – 59th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 299,612

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9. Ithaca, NY
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +190.3
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 1,660 – 42nd lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,634.2 – 58th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +226.5 – 12th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,894.1 – 92nd lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 102,180

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8. Grand Junction, CO
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +193.4
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 3,361 – 98th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,180.7 – 14th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +443.3 – 6th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,980.7 – 18th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 154,210

7. Springfield, OH
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +235.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 2,719 – 79th lowest of 203 metros (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,037.4 – 21st highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +246.8 – 11th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,901.3 – 21st highest of 199 metros
> Population: 134,083

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6. Fargo, ND-MN
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +247.2
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 4,690 – 82nd highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,888.3 – 28th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +490.7 – 4th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,829.3 – 25th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 246,145

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